Los Angeles Failure to Register as Sex Offender Attorney
Few criminal accusations are as devastating to a client as being arrested or investigated for a sexual offense. An arrest can occur without corroborating or forensic evidence or even where reasonable doubt of the claimant’s motives exists. The impact on the client may be life-changing as family, friends and co-workers assume the worst about a person.
Failure to Register: Penal Code Section 290
If you have previously been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony sexual offense requiring mandatory sex offender registration, California law states that failing to register yourself with the local authorities is a crime that can lead to prison time. The registration must be made annually around the person’s birthday, even if you are still living at the same location. In California, registration is a lifetime requirement. Forgetfulness or having transportation problems of getting to a local police station are not lawful defenses under California law. Even if you have annually registered, Penal Code Section 290 requires the person to re-register whenever you move to a new address.
If you are convicted with of Penal Code Section 290, California law says you cannot receive probation and must be sentenced to prison. Even when a defendant fails to register simply because of forgetfulness, without intentionally trying to evade the legal requirements of Penal Code Section 290, the state may seek a prison sentence.
Aggressive Defense of Penal Code Section 290
We begin our defense before charges are even brought to court by immediately intervening with police and prosecutors on your behalf. We have had numerous cases with sex crime accusations dropped before even going to court!
The consequences of a sex crime conviction are life-changing. To avoid the stigma of a strike conviction and sex offender registration we strive to provide an aggressive courtroom defense to reach our goals of having all charges dropped or securing an attractive case settlement.
If you have been charged with a sexual criminal offense, call the criminal defense attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at (877) 781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options before you go to court.
For our client’s convenience, our main office is located across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse and Jail. We have additional San Fernando Valley law offices located in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and Santa Clarita
Contact the law firm today and receive an immediate response to your inquiry!